Monday, February 15, 2010

Cutting Out the Toe of a Slope


Wow! Here's one that exceeds the Indonesian Mud Volcano in stupidity! So, here we have these unstable slopes, and somebody is digging a gravel pit at the toe. La, la, la! They have tension cracks and local failures. La, la, la. The state makes a feeble effort to stop them. They go to their lawyers. La la la, and then KAPOW!

T'were'nt us that caused this! Must have been a distant earthquake. Yeah, that's the ticket!


Harbles said...

Uh? Where and when was that photo taken? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Act of Dog, he determined the river needed to be filled.

Had a similar instance here where a slope was logged that shouldn't have been. Fifteen years later the survivors below it found out how forests stabilize mountain slopes in the Pacific Northwest and what happens when the tree roots finally rot away.

Harold Asmis said...

Would you believe it? Some idiot forgot to put in the reference! :)

Harbles said...

A highway and a quarry. Is there a retention wall known to man that could have held that back?

Harold Asmis said...

I just like how it apes the mud volcano sequence so perfectly.